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Graduate Students

 


I. Completed Studies
 

a) D.Sc. Theses

 
  1. Dr. Arieh Sides - in the Department of Civil Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, confirmed May 1985, "Mechanism of Fatigue Crack Growth in Bituminous Mixtures"; co-supervisor with Dr. J. Uzan.


     
  2. Dr. Arie Horowitz - in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, confirmed March 1988, "An Improved Material Model for the Myocardium and its Implementation in Simulation of the Mechanics of the Left Ventricle"; co-supervisor with Prof. S. Sideman.


     
  3. Dr. Benjamin Sonnenreich - in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, confirmed June 1993, "A Theoretical and Experimental Procedure for Statistical Determination of Strength and Reliability of Ceramics"; co-supervisor with Dr. R. Aroné.

 
b) M.Sc. Theses
 
  1. Mr. Arieh Horowitz - in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, confirmed September 1984, "A Numerical Model for the Simulation of the Mechanics of the Left Ventricle of the Heart"; co-supervisor with Prof. S. Sideman.


     
  2. Mr. Ehud Sondak - in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, confirmed February 1985, "The Dynamic Response of a Rectangular Plate Supported by a Fluid to a Shock Load"; co-supervisor with Prof. D. Pnueli.


     
  3. Mr. Rami Ben-Zvi - in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, confirmed April 1985, "Axisymmetric Shell Element for Nonlinear Dynamic Problems"; co-supervisor with Prof. A. Libai.


     
  4. Mr. Zvi Tauber - in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, confirmed October 1985, "An Improved Collocation Method for the Evaluation of Stress Intensity Factors".


     
  5. Mr. Hervin Oliver - in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, confirmed February 1987, "The Measurement and Stability of the Autofrettage Process and its Influence on the Development of Fatigue Cracks in Gun Barrels".


     
  6. Mr. Yoel Zandberg - in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, confirmed July 1991, "Engineering Optimization of a Line charge Detonation"; co-supervisor with Dr. E. Hirsh.


     
  7. Mr. Abraham Ashkenazi - in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, confirmed September 1992, "Radial Cracking of a Thick-Walled Cylinder due to an Internal Thermal Shock".


     
  8. Mr. Nicolaos Kokkavessis - in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Florida International University, confirmed December 1993, "Three Dimensional Stress Intensity Factors for Infinite Arrays of Longitudinal Coplanar Internal Surface Cracks in a Cylindrical Pressure Vessel"; co-supervisor with Prof. C. Levy.


     
  9. Mr. Javier Armando Pierola - in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Florida International University, confirmed December 1993, "Three Dimensional Stress Intensity Factors for Large Arrays of Radial Internal Surface Cracks in a Cylindrical Pressure Vessel"; co-supervisor with Prof. C. Levy.


     
  10. David Alperowitz - in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, confirmed March 1995. "The Influence of Autofrettage on the Fracture Processes in Thick-Walled Cylindrical Pressure Vessels".


     
  11. Mr. Jianxin Wang - in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Florida International University, confirmed December 1995, "Three Dimensional Stress Intensity Factors for Thick-Walled, Internally Pressurized Vessels: Combined Internal Radial and Longitudinal Crack Problem"; co-supervisor Prof. C. Levy.


     
  12. Ms. Fang Hua - in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Florida International University, confirmed April 1996, "The Effect of Erosion Geometry on the Stress Intensity Factors of a Crack Emanating from the Erosion in an Autofrettaged Pressurized Thick-Walled Cylinder”; co-supervisor Prof. C. Levy.


     
  13. Mr. Yaakov Greenberg - in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, confirmed October 1996, "Thermal Shock Effect on Three Dimensional Radial Internal Surface Cracks in a Cylindrical Pressure Vessel".


     
  14. Mr. Jianxin Bu - in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Florida International University, confirmed December 1997, “Three Dimensional Erosion Geometry Effects on the Stress Intensity Factors of an Inner Crack Emanating from an Erosion in an Autofrettaged Presssurized Thick-Walled Cylinder”; co-supervisor Prof. C. Levy.


     
  15. Mr. Asaf Nachum - in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, confirmed February 1999, “Stress Intensity Factors for 3-D Arrays of Radial Semi-Elliptical Cracks in a Thick-Walled Autofrettaged Cylinder Subjected to Pressure”.


     
  16. Mr. Qin Ma - in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Florida International University, confirmed July 1999, “Stress Concentration and Stress Intensity Factors of a Multi-Eroded, Cracked Autofrettaged Pressurized Thick-Walled Cylinder"; co-supervisor Prof. C. Levy.


     
  17. Mr. Roni Tzubery - in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, confirmed December 2001, “Modelling the Response of a Fiberglass Composite to Plane Impact and its Comparison with Experimental Results”; co-supervisors Prof. E. Zaretzky and Dr. G. deBotton.


     
  18. Mr. Alexander Tziperfal - in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, confirmed March 2002, “Laser Induced Pre-Cracking”; co-supervisor Dr. B. Karp.


     
  19. Mr. Amir Boasson - in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, confirmed July 2002, “Characterization of Ageing and Adhesional Strength of Polyurethane Adhesives by NDT Damping Measurements in Conjunction with Finite Element Simulations”; co-supervisors Dr. G. deBotton and Dr. A. Azulai.


     
  20. Mr. Ilan Pasternak - in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, confirmed January 2003, “Experimental Evaluation of a New Laboratory Gas Gun”; co-supervisors Prof. E. Zaretzky and Dr. G. deBotton.


     
  21. Mr. Barak Ostraich - in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, confirmed June 2003, “Parametric Study of the Interaction Between Arrays of Inner 3-D Radial Semi-Elliptical Cracks of Unequal-Depth in a Thick-Walled Cylinder”.


     
  22. Mr. Tomer Gati - in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, confirmed September 2003, “Evaluation of Stress Strain and Displacements in Bolted Joints”; co-supervisor Dr. D. Barlam.

 
 
  II. In Progress
 

a) Towards D.Sc./Ph.D. Theses

 
  1. Mr. Boaz Zmiri - in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, “The Fracture of Brittle and Slightly Ductile Materials”.

 

b) Towards M.Sc. Theses

 
  1. Mr. Yaakov Sgan-Cohen - in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, “Modelling the response of Al-B4C Graded Composite to Plane Impact by numerical simulation and Comparison to Experimental Results”; co-supervisors Prof. E. Zaretzky and Dr. G. deBotton.


     
  2. Mrs. Sigalit Ifergane - in the Department of Materials Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, “Crack Arrest Phenomena-Mechanical and Microstructural Aspects”; co-supervisors Dr. R. Shneck and Dr. A. Bussiba.


     
  3. Mr. Rahav Ifergane - in the Department of Mechanical Engineerin Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, “Failure Analysis of a Sapphire Disk due to Thermal Shock ”; co-supervisors Dr. I. Anteby.


     
  4. Mr. Srinat Kotagiri - in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Florida International University, "The Influence of the Bauschinger Effect on Three Dimensional Stress Intensity Factors for Large Arrays of Radial Internal Surface Cracks in an Autofrettaged Cylindrical Pressure Vessel"; co-supervisor Prof. C. Levy.


     
  5. Mr. Vamshi Rallabhandy- in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Florida International University, “The Influence of the Bauschinger Effect on Three Dimensional Stress Intensity Factors for Infinite Arrays of Longitudinal Coplanar Internal Surface Cracks in an Autofrettaged Cylindrical Pressure Vessel"; co- supervisor Prof. C. Levy.

 

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